The École

  • At The Ecole, we instill in our students the lifetime benefits of a bilingual education, empowering them to create and connect to a world filled with possibilities. Located in New York`s vibrant Flatiron District, our intimate and independent French-American school cultivates an internationally-minded community of students. From Maternelle to Middle School, we artfully blend the best of the French and American educational systems, gifting our students with deep academic bi- literacy, whole-child skills and knowledge, and an optimistic, multi-cultural perspective. Through their illuminating journey, students grow more flexible and fluid, interested and interesting, persistent and positive. And always ready to shape and share their life`s successes, whatever the moment and wherever they go.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded2009
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students205 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The École Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$35,500
Tuition NotesThe cost for Nursery is $35,500 and for PK-8th, it is $36,900.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Admissions DirectorMireille Desalm
Admissions AssociateAnne Haerling

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Dance, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballDance,
FencingFootball,
GymnasticsIndoor Soccer,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Soccer Team, Theatre Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons, Violin Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Tennis Lessons, Yoga

School Notes

  • At The Ecole, we believe that the goal of education is to develop well-informed, well-rounded, responsible and compassionate-in a word, "enlightened"-students who can create and connect to a world filled with possibilities. This belief is at the heart of our uniquely-designed bilingual program, in which students learn to not just speak, read, and write in two languages, but also to think, feel, and act in ways that are informed by two cultures. To always see, explore, and understand the world around them from two perspectives is the gift of the deeply bi-literate student, succinctly captured in our school`s motto, "Light through language". 
  • Artfully blending the curriculum requirements and pedagogical approaches of the French and American systems, our native-speaking faculty create rich academic environments for a diverse, international student body. From Maternelle through Middle School, students at The cole are guided through the core language arts, social studies, math, and sciences content, as well as character and cultural enrichment, in both French and English, for all subjects. In our intimate classroom settings, or out in New York City`s many artistic and historical institutions, using traditional and technology-based techniques, our teachers aspire to provide individual and group bilingual learning opportunities that engage, challenge, inspire-and illuminate.

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